Ruislip Residents' Association

Conservation Plannning - February 2017 update

This is my monthly update, as at 27th February 2017, covering planning matters in the Conservation Areas and Areas of Special Local Character within Ruislip.

1. New Planning Applications and Appeals.
New Planning Applications:
  • 65 High Street (HSBC bank) (6786/ADV/2017/18): Installation of 1 x fascia sign and 1 x hanging sign.
  • 7A Manor Road (69063/APP/2017/393): Conversion of roof space to habitable use to include a 3 x rear dormers, 2 front rooflights and conversion of roof from hip to gable end to both sides.
  • 32A Ickenham Road (29230/APP/2017/245): Single storey front/side/rear extension and part conversion of garage to habitable use.
  • 6 Kingsend (54441/APP/2017/514): Single storey side/rear extension.
  • 32 Kingsend (9894/TRE/2017/31): To carry out tree surgery to one Oak (T3) on TPO 507. Since approved.
  • 2 Sharps Lane (12519/APP/2017/162) Two storey side/rear extension and single story side/rear extension.

New Appeals:

  • Land adjacent to 2 Park Cottages, The Oaks (8081 27553/APP/2016/2829): Two storey, 1-bed, end of terrace dwelling house.
  • Flat 6 , 3 Pembroke Road (8066 72253/APP/2016/3630): Installation of window to balcony area.

2. New decisions taken on Planning Applications and Appeals
Approved Applications:
  • 18 Manor Road (ref 72223/APP/2016/3488) Single storey rear extension, conversion of roofspace to habitable use involving 2 x side dormers and alterations to front and rear fenestration, porch to front, installation of new patio to rear, installation of vehicular crossover to front and new driveway.
  • 32 Kingsend (9894/TRE/2017/31): To carry out tree surgery to one Oak (T3) on TPO 507.
  • 79 Manor Way (71835/APP/2016/4603): Installation of vehicular crossover to front (Part Retrospective) (Resubmission).
Refused Applications:
  • 47/49 High St (Specialized Cycles) (ref 46454/APP/2016/427): 1st/2nd floor rear extension to create 5 flats with cycle spaces.  RRA and RVCP wrote to the original case officer expressing our concerns relating to the unsuitability of the proposed flats for living accommodation, overdevelopment of the site and implications for parking. The Council refused it for these reasons: a) it would result in an overly dominant and obtrusive residential block in relation to the existing and adjoining property (no. 51 High Street, Ruislip) and as such would result in a visually intrusive development in the Ruislip Village Conservation Area and be detrimental to the architectural composition of the existing building harming the character and appearance of the wider area, and b) The proposed development fails to provide sufficient off street parking provision which meets the councils approved parking standards to service the proposed dwellings. The proposal would therefore lead to additional on street parking to the detriment of public and highway safety and is therefore contrary to Policy…

Allowed Planning Appeals:

  • 30 Midcroft (8035, 27043/APP/2016/3044). Single storey side/front extension.

3. Outstanding Planning Applications and Appeals with decision pending

Applications due for decision by end February

  • 5 & 7 Kingsend (45467/APP/2016/3680) 3 x two storey, 4-bed terraced houses with habitable roofspace with associated parking and amenity space involving demolition of No.7 Kingsend. We wrote to the Council expressing our concerns about this as it would result in a large block next to the renovated house at No 5, out of character with the area, and very cramped, on a busy corner. Updated plans were submitted in January and the decision date was put back to 10th February (previously 10th January). The changes appear to be fairly cosmetic and I wrote again to the case officer reiterating those concerns as well as the poor standard of living accommodation proposed.
  • 7-9 Bury St. (“The Old House”) (34752/APP/2016/4598 and 4600): Details in compliance with various conditions of planning permissions 34752/APP/2016/446 and 447. Decision was due 22nd February.
  • 44a High Street (72445/APP/2016/4543) (above dental surgery): Conversion of roofspace to habitable use to include a rear dormer and 1 x front and 1 x rear dormer. Decision due 28th February.
Applications due for decision in March
  • Woodstock, Monarch’s Way (44376/APP/2017/81): Single storey side / front extensions and attached garage to side, involving demolition of existing detached garage to front (Resubmission).  Decision due 6th March.
  • 33 Kingsend (72500/APP/2017/75): Two storey rear extension, single storey side extension and installation of 2 x dormers to front. Decision due 6th March.
  • 32A Ickenham Road (29230/APP/2017/245): Single storey front/side/rear extension and part conversion of garage to habitable use. Decision due 20th March.
  • 52 Manor Way (162/APP/2017/122): Single storey side extension involving demolition of garage to side. Decision due 21st March.
  • Land forming part of 44 Kingsend (71580/APP/2017/173): Two storey, 4-bed, detached dwelling with habitable roofspace to include 3 side rooflights with associated amenity space and parking involving vehicular crossover to front and demolition of existing garage to rear (Resubmission). This is a revised application for the one which was refused and then dismissed at appeal in August 2016. We do not believe that the revisions address all the previous concerns and have written to the case officer again on the new application. Decision due 22nd March.
Other Current Appeals: None.

4. Other Ongoing Key Matters
  • Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) building: This building is in a critical position within the conservation area, between Manor Farm and St Martin’s / the Almshouses, and it is in poor condition. This site was put up for sale by the council, and we understand that a potential owner has asked the council to organise an archaeological investigation of the site, but there is minimal information available to us on this matter.

  • The Six Bells: There is concern that The Six Bells is falling into disrepair. The Council are considering a pre-application proposal for the site - their powers relating to the repair of listed buildings are limited. I have written to the owner expressing our concerns but not yet received a response.

  • 16/18 Kingsend: We are concerned that the driveway has been relaid with tarmac rather than the permeable surface required, and several other matters. Jonathan Murray (of the Council) has spoken to the site project manager who has said he is aware that some issues still need to be addressed.
  • Property developers: Churchill Retirement Living have been sending letters through doors in Kingsend and Sharps Lane (at least) offering to buy up properties so that they can develop. We believe other companies are also doing this in Ruislip. This trend is of real concern, and we are keeping a close eye on it together with the Council.

Published in Conservation Area Planning on 15 February 2016. Updated on 03 March 2017
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